2011 Public Policy Forum – BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico


Thank you for attending the 2011 Public Policy Forum:
Lessons Learned and Opportunities from the
BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Capitol Visitors Center
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Summary Presentations Photos Speaker Biographies


08:30 Welcoming Remarks – Bob Gagosian, President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

08:35 Update on the National Ocean Policy – Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality

09:00 Keynote Address – Honorary Host Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

09:30 National Commission on the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Findings – Don Boesch, University of Maryland
            (View Presentation)

10:00 Break

10:30 Panel 1: Fate, Effects and Implications of the Oil & Chemical Dispersants

11:45 Featured Address – Marcia McNutt, USGS Director (View Presentation)

12:15 Featured Address –Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL)

12:30 Featured Address –Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)

12:45 Lunch

02:00 Panel 2: Implications for Offshore Oil and Gas Regulations and Production

03:15 Featured Address – Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator (View Presentation)

03:45 Break

04:00 Panel 3: Gulf Ecosystem Restoration

05:15 Closing Remarks – Bob Gagosian, Ocean Leadership

06:00 Reception – Honorary Sponsor Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

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